Monday, 21 September 2015

Proper Red Apples and Flavourful Tomatoes

The same neighbour that gave us some cherries a little while back, knocked on our door and handed us over a bag of the reddest apples I have ever seen in my life.  He is growing them for home brewing -  cider production.  They are good eaters and I have been taking some into work to munch on, but I will do some baking with them too.   
We repayed the compliment, this time not with plums but with a mixed bag of tomatoes.  The tomatoes have certainly been rewarding us this year. 
As well as tomatoes, I harvested the last of the runner beans and purple beans. 
Sadly I don't think I will be getting any Rainbow Swiss chard from the garden, but I did get a handful of black Tuscan kale.  
Some Cherry tomatoes had fallen to the ground in the greenhouse, D brought them in and placed them in the windowsill to ripen. 

And finally these are the last of the plums.  Here is a Cinnamon Plum and Almond Galette that I made. 
The plums may be gone, but fortunately we now have Autumn raspberries coming along nicely, so I will share them with you next week.   I am sharing this harvest with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday.

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift. And your plums look great.

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    1. Thank you Daphne, the plums are all gone now.

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  2. Wow, they certainly are the reddest apples ever - they look like they should be in snow white or something. They must be the most satisfying thing to bite into!

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  3. Sorry if this double posts, having an issue commenting on your blog! They most certainly are the reddest apples ever, they look like they should be in snow white or something. They must be so satisfying to bite into!

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    1. I want to say it again, I Love your comment. I didn't even think Snow White, but you are right - except they are not the most perfect, but they were satisfying to bite into for sure.

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  4. How lovely that you can do swaps with neighbours. We don't have anywhere to grow stuff at the moment but in the last week I've had apples from my mum and a work colleague and I foraged some wild blackberries when I went for a walk yesterday. I've made applesauce and blackberry scones with them.

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    1. We are fortunate this time round with our neighbours, so hope we don't fall out (over their little Yapper that runs in our garden), but they are pleasant. Ah you have some edible gifts too, I made some Apple Butter a few years back, it was gorgeous - I don't have enough apples to make it this year.

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  5. Lovely tomatoes, and apples too. If your neighbor is making cider then I am guessing they are not apples your would likely find in the grocery store, which is a good thing!

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    1. Thank you Dave. I think your right, he did not give us the name of the apples, except that they were eaters and for making cider. They are lovely, the apples I mean

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  6. Wow, those apples really are very red aren't they. The galette sounds delicious!! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, they certainly are very red. The galette was good. I have some savoury galette recipes coming up, they are all vegan, but the vegetarian can always throw some cheese on it if desired.

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  7. Those apples are incredibly red! How fortunate you are to have such a generous neighbor. Your galette looks absolutely delicious.

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle. We are lucky with our neighbours on both sides. The galette here is raw, I am sorry I dd not get a pic of it cooked and burst, but I am sure you can imagine it

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  8. the galette looks fantastic, cinnamon plum and almond is a winning combination. And those apples are indeed an amazing colour!

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    1. Thank you so much. I agree, it is a winning combo and it went down a treat, though some of the plums were a tad sharp. Yes, those apples are amazing in colour and to eat.

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  9. How do you like them apples? Why, I like them very much. Never seen such red ones. Do you know what variety they are?

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    1. So fab to hear from you Plummy Mummy, its been a while. And love your comment too. I really don't know the name of them, I did try and ask the neighbour, he just said they are eaters and for making cider - he said he only bought the plant a couple of years back because it was good for making cider - sorry, that is all I can tell you.

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  10. Such gorgeous tomatoes - you neighbour must have been thrilled to receive them!

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  11. Love those apples. Is the flesh red too?

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    1. Thanks Matt.
      The apples had a little red tinge about them, but they were not red once slice. I've just got back from South of France and bought back a black radish, its white on the inside - imagine my disappointment, a little

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